With its sophisticated rectangular shape and geometric facets perfectly showcasing the clean lines and angles, Emerald Cut Diamonds are an exceptional choice for the centerpiece of an engagement ring. This cut unveils the natural colours within the diamond though inclusions are more noticeable. It’s elongated composition and reflective beauty makes this cut of diamond an untimely classic. If you are a lover of clean lines and geometric shapes, this cut is sure to make you weak at the knees. Moreover, its linear shape flatters fingers, making them appear slim, sexy and sumptuous.
“Emerald cut diamonds are known as step cut diamonds. Step cut diamonds offer a different type of beauty from a classic round cut diamond, offering exceptional clarity and a distinctive look when set in engagement rings. Step cut diamonds are either found in square or rectangular shapes, and their facets are rectilinear (made up of straight lines). This cut’s long, narrow facets produce a prismatic reflection as opposed to brilliance, evoking a house of mirrors or a staircase look.”
-Megan Britt, Brilliant Earth.
Here at Kate & Kole, we love love love an Emerald Cut Engagement Ring as we believe this beauty compliments every hand shape. Our breathtaking Eva Emerald Cut Diamond Ring is modern yet traditional. Our made-to-order service ensures every customer they are receiving something truly one of a kind.
"It’s for a woman who wants something that is different yet classic at the same time. The emerald cut has a regal style, and projects a high degree of confidence. Because emerald cuts are not faceted to be as 'sparkly' as round diamonds and other shapes, it often appeals to a self-assured woman who celebrates understated elegance. Without trying too hard, it simply says everything.”
-Greg Kwait, CEO of Kwait Diamonds.
Emerald-cut engagement rings are not only supremely sophisticated, but they're also incredibly stylish. Versatile in style, an emerald cut diamond stands out on any metal, but the cut also looks superb enveloped by a glistening halo or when mixed with simple side stones. Many women who wear an emerald-cut engagement choose a three-stone setting, anchoring center diamond (or any other stone they favor) with trillion cuts, pear cuts, baguette cuts, or even other emerald cuts for an ultra-glamorous finish. Though for some, the bigger the bling doesn't equate to beauty. A simple embellishment of an emerald cut diamond situated in a bezel setting, is naturally first pick for a vintage-inspired look.
We mentioned baguette cuts before… but what on earth are they. As your tummy is probably rumbling at the thought of a hot french stick filled with ham and cheese, this baguette on the other hand will stimulate your visual senses through its dazzling beauty. “The origin of the term “baguette” for these small step-cut diamonds is up for debate. The traditional translation of the French word is “rod” or “stick,” but one meaning given in Randle Cotgrave’s 1673 French and English Dictionary is “a little jewel.” It is the diminutive of the French “bague,” which at the time meant “jewel” or, its current meaning, “ring.” Usually, Baguette Cut Diamonds are small and rectangular, with straight or tapered edges with a length to width ratio of 5:1. A tapered baguette diamond has long sides that angle inwards. Baguettes are popular side stones within the design of engagement rings. K&K’s VOW II collection showcases a single Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring, Elle. With a .21ct (5mm x 2.5mm) baguette lab grown diamond bezel set on a fine round gold band, Elle is perfect to pair with an Emerald Cut Diamond or wear on her own.
When we say that Emerald Cut Diamonds complement any hands, we mean ANY hands. Celebrities certainly haven't strayed away from the extravagant cut of gems, as we are constantly influenced by red carpet A-listers modelling the dazzling diamond. With the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Amal Clooney as well as previous style icons Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor all making the ‘emerald’ cut. This beauty is also of royal regality fit for a princess. Princess Grace wore a 10-carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring from Cartier given to her by Prince Ranier of Monaco.